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Using Needs Assessment to Understand Continuing Disability in Patients with Enduring Mental Illness. Implications for Considerations of Service Development

Middleton, Hugh; Adeniran, Richard; Brewin, Chris R.; Brady, Carol; Duggan, Conor; Hopkins, Nigel; Raleigh, Kay; Walton, Mark

Authors

Hugh Middleton hugh.middleton@nottingham.ac.uk

Richard Adeniran

Chris R. Brewin

Carol Brady

Conor Duggan

Nigel Hopkins

Kay Raleigh

Mark Walton



Abstract

Particular strengths of the MRC Needs for Care Assessment Schedule have been used to investigate the treatment status of patients with persistent psychiatric disability in ways that other needs assessment tools are unable to. One hundred and seventy-nine such patients from three settings; a private sector psychiatric hospital, two public sector day hospitals situated in the same town, and a high security hospital, were found to have a high level of need. Although there were differences between settings, overall these needs were well met in all three. The high level of persistent disability found amongst these patients could not be attributed to failure on the part of those treating them to use the best available methods, or to failures to comply or engage with treatment on the patient's part. In some two thirds of instances persistent disability was best explained by the fact that even the most suitable available treatments have to be considered only partially effective.

Citation

Middleton, H., Adeniran, R., Brewin, C. R., Brady, C., Duggan, C., Hopkins, N., …Walton, M. (2002). Using Needs Assessment to Understand Continuing Disability in Patients with Enduring Mental Illness. Implications for Considerations of Service Development. Journal of Mental Health, 11,

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2002
Deposit Date Jan 24, 2008
Publicly Available Date Jan 24, 2008
Journal Journal of Mental Health
Print ISSN 0963-8237
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Keywords Needs Assessment, Continuing Disability, Patients, Enduring Mental Illness, Service Development
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/785
Publisher URL http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09638237.asp
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf

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